On Tue, 02 Jun 2009 19:19:49 -0400 Greg Larkin <glar...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> I had the same situation here, and nice(1) wasn't cutting it for me. > I finally switched to idprio(1): > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=idprio&sourceid=opensearch > > idprio 31 mysqldump ..... > > will run only when other processes are idle. That should prevent any > further self-incurred DOS symptoms for you. IIRC idprio can actually make things worse under heavy load, because it can lead to priority inversion. I think that's why you have to be root to set it. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"